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Firefighter/EMT - Yuma Arizona

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Location: Yuma, AZ

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Job Description

Position Summary

Firefighter’s under general supervision perform fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous material incident response and emergency rescue and performs related responsibilities as required.

Essential Functions

Customer Service

- Conduct fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections.

- Provide information to the public, install smoke detectors, conduct station tours, visit schools, and participate in public education standbys.

- Work involves serving the public.

- Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare workers.

- Work requires interaction with representatives of other City departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.


- Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training.


- Portable radios are used as a means of communication.

- Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.

Fire Suppression

- Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms.

- Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, aircraft and Wildland fires; applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire.

- Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations

Additional Duties

- Perform other duties as directed or assigned that are specific to the local operation.


- State issued or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum: Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials-Operations.

- State issued or National Registered as an EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic. Current ACLS certification required if applicant is an EMT-Paramedic.

- Current CPR/AED certification

- Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.

- Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for hiring placement or promotion.

- If assigned to an airport operation – State, IFSAC, ProBoard or FAA Airport Firefighter certification.

Educational Requirements

- High School diploma or GED required.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, fire department personnel are frequently required to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, lift, talk, see, hear, feel, use clear speech and operate machinery. There is a need to reach and perform moderate (20-50 pounds) and frequent heavy (50-200 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment, and while assisting others while extinguishing fires or treating ill/injured persons.

Firefighting may require an annual pack test. The Pack test refers to work capacity tests used to qualify individuals for Wildland firefighting duty. The pack test measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The pack test requires completion at the arduous endurance level: a 3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack to be completed within 45 minutes.

Cognitive/Physical/Mental Requirements

Occasionally: Analyzing, judgment.

Frequently: Problem solving, decision making, reasoning.

Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, follow orders and instructions and read fire manuals. General math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Stress Factors

Frequently: Repetitive tasks, high pressure.

Occasionally: Fatigue, intense tasks

Equipment Operated

Office: Computers, printers, standard Microsoft Windows and Office software, fire/ems incident reporting system(s), etc.

Firefighting: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), personal protective equipment, ladders, portapower units, hammers, chain saws,

portable light, etc.

EMS: Automatic defibrillators, Sphygmomanomer, pulse oxsimetry, angiolcaheters, stethoscopes, glucometers, backboards, etc

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily in an indoor office environment; Firefighting, Medical Services and Rescue duties may be performed in or outdoors in potentially adverse conditions, such as, but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wet, humid, and loud situations.


- Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.

- Implements corrective/preventive measures as determined by the Corporate Compliance/Audit Committee.

- Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.

- Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.

- Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.

- Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.

- Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.

Closing Statement

This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

AMR is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

Firefighter/EMT Yuma Arizona

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